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Also Known As: Paul Lemat Died:
Born: September 22, 1945 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Rahway, New Jersey, USA Profession: actor, boxer

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A beefy, laconic leading man of the 1970s, Le Mat is best known for his performances in George Lucas' "American Graffiti" (1973) and especially as Melvin Dummar, an aimless blue-collar worker who enjoys a fortunate encounter with millionaire Howard Hughes, in Jonathan Demme's engaging, off-beat "Melvin and Howard" (1980). He has also worked frequently in TV, notably as Farrah Fawcett's abusive husband in "The Burning Bed" (NBC, 1984) and as newspaperman Josiah Peale on the syndicated series "Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years" (1994-96).

A beefy, laconic leading man of the 1970s, Le Mat is best known for his performances in George Lucas' "American Graffiti" (1973) and especially as Melvin Dummar, an aimless blue-collar worker who enjoys a fortunate encounter with millionaire Howard Hughes, in Jonathan Demme's engaging, off-beat "Melvin and Howard" (1980). He has also worked frequently in TV, notably as Farrah Fawcett's abusive husband in "The Burning Bed" (NBC, 1984) and as newspaperman Josiah Peale on the syndicated series "Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years" (1994-96).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Big Bad Love (2001) Monroe
2.
 American History X (1998) Mcmahon
3.
 Sensation (1994) Mitch Snyder
4.
5.
 Woman With A Past (1992) Merle
6.
 In the Line of Duty: Siege at Marion (1992) Douglas Bodrero
7.
 Wishman (1992) Basie
8.
 Deuce Coupe (1992) Sheriff
9.
 Blind Witness (1989) Detective Mike Tuhill
10.
 Easy Wheels (1989) Bruce
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Served in Vietnam with US Army
1973:
Film acting debut in "American Graffiti"
1980:
Played leading role of Melvin Dummar in "Melvin and Howard"
1994:
Cast as regular in the syndicated series "Lonsome Dove: The Outlaw Years"
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Education

Herbert Berghof Studio: New York , New York -

Notes

Some sources give Mr. Le Mat's birthyear as 1952.

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wife:
Suzanne de Passe. Producer.

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